Friday, June 17, 2011

1999 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

      After a couple of days of drinking whites, I decided to serve a bottle of 1999 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva that we have been holding. I had made Rolled Stuffed Eggplant for dinner and wanted some good Italian red wine to go with it. 
     In the glass, the wine was a brownish red color with medium intense aromas of dark cherries and berries, cocoa and floral notes. It had a medium+ body, high acidity and very smooth medium+ tannins with flavors of the ripe dark cherries and berries, black tea, vanilla and a bit of spiciness in the long finish. Absolutely delicious!
      I am not sure what this cost as I bought it under special circumstances a few years ago. It is an outstanding example of  Brunello di Montalcino if you can still find it.
You may want to decant first, it was throwing sediment.